BVSc CertVA CertVBM DipECVAA MRCVS RCVS & European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia Northwest Surgeons
Matt graduated from University of Liverpool in 2003 and spent several years enjoying mixed practice before returning to Liverpool to undertake a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia. Since 2009 he has worked at Northwest Surgeons, a multidisciplinary specialist hospital in Cheshire. Matt's main interests are in pain management in both the acute and chronic setting.
The first webinar in this series sets the scene for subsequent sessions with a focus on pain recognition and pain scoring. We will look at scoring systems both for acute and chronic pain in both dogs and cats and illustrate the use of these systems with case examples. Following this webinar you will be confident in implementing pain scoring in your practice and ready for the next sessions on analgesic drugs.
Acute Pain Management
- Wednesday 23rd August 2017 -
With your grounding in acute pain assessment, we will now move on to examine the physiology of the pain pathway which gives an understanding of where we can target pain. Analgesic options for acute pain management will be explored, illustrated with case studies. Following this webinar you will be confident in dealing with acute pain management for conditions such as trauma and the acute abdomen. A multimodal approach will be reinforced with commonly used analgesics such as opioids and NSAIDs as well as some less commonly used options.
- Wednesday 20th September 2017 -
No analgesic plan is complete without the inclusion of local anaesthesia. Local anaesthetics are cheap and readily available in veterinary practice. Of all the analgesics we use, these provide excellent analgesia with minimal side effects, therefore can be considered a fantastic option for your painful patients. This webinar will cover the essentials of local anaesthetic use with a focus on easy techniques that are suitable for routine cases. Dental blocks will be explained giving you the confidence to use these techniques straight away.
Chronic Pain Management
- Wednesday 25th October 2017 -
It is widely recognised that chronic pain has a high prevalence in our ageing population. The vast majority of cases we see are related to osteoarthritis, however rarer causes such as neuropathic pain are seen in veterinary practice. But how do you recognise these cases? Earlier in the series we covered assessment of pain. In this webinar we look at case studies and provide an in depth exploration of drugs used and the rationale behind these choices.